The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Infrastructure Architect
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 181 180
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 67 91 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.86% 1.01% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.06% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 59 57
Median daily rate £475 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +14.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £451
% change year-on-year - +10.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7341 8574 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.49% 95.03% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4284 5129 5122
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 385 429
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the South East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -10 21 £450 -10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 16 £425 +6.25% 2
Berkshire +15 12 £525 +16.66%
Surrey -3 11 £525 -4.54%
West Sussex +16 4 £413 -4.73%
Oxfordshire -13 1 £525 +7.69% 1
Sussex - 1 £450 -
Kent - 1 £450 -
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Infrastructure Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
2 30 (31.58%) VMware
3 29 (30.53%) Windows
3 29 (30.53%) Data Centre
4 27 (28.42%) Security Cleared
5 24 (25.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (23.16%) Active Directory
7 21 (22.11%) Finance
8 20 (21.05%) Network Design
9 19 (20.00%) TOGAF
9 19 (20.00%) Firewall
10 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (17.89%) Telecoms
11 17 (17.89%) Citrix
11 17 (17.89%) Cisco
11 17 (17.89%) SAN
11 17 (17.89%) WAN
12 16 (16.84%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (15.79%) DevOps
13 15 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
13 15 (15.79%) LAN
13 15 (15.79%) Red Hat
14 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
15 12 (12.63%) DV Cleared
15 12 (12.63%) Office 365
15 12 (12.63%) Degree
16 11 (11.58%) NetApp
16 11 (11.58%) Project Management
16 11 (11.58%) Linux
17 10 (10.53%) UML

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.47%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.37%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.32%) Apache
3 6 (6.32%) JBoss
4 3 (3.16%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.16%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.11%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (16.84%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (12.63%) Office 365
4 4 (4.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.16%) IaaS
6 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.11%) PaaS
7 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) Firewall
2 17 (17.89%) SAN
2 17 (17.89%) WAN
3 15 (15.79%) LAN
4 3 (3.16%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (3.16%) DNS
4 3 (3.16%) SMTP
5 2 (2.11%) DHCP
5 2 (2.11%) SSL
5 2 (2.11%) VPN
6 1 (1.05%) ATM
6 1 (1.05%) BGP
6 1 (1.05%) DAB
6 1 (1.05%) DMZ
6 1 (1.05%) HTTP
6 1 (1.05%) MPLS
6 1 (1.05%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.05%) OSPF
6 1 (1.05%) VLAN
6 1 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.42%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.21%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.16%) DB2
3 3 (3.16%) IBM BigInsights
3 3 (3.16%) Neo4j
4 2 (2.11%) Big Data
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 21 (22.11%) Finance
2 17 (17.89%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.32%) Electronics
3 6 (6.32%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.32%) Marketing
4 4 (4.21%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) Web Services
2 2 (2.11%) Middleware
3 1 (1.05%) REST
3 1 (1.05%) SAML
3 1 (1.05%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 29 (30.53%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.42%) Private Cloud
3 5 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.21%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.21%) Web 2.0
5 3 (3.16%) Clustering
6 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.11%) FMCG
6 2 (2.11%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.05%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (1.05%) PKI
7 1 (1.05%) Replication
7 1 (1.05%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 29 (30.53%) Windows
2 11 (11.58%) Linux
3 9 (9.47%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.32%) Unix
4 6 (6.32%) Windows 10
5 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.05%) Solaris
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) Network Design
2 19 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 15 (15.79%) DevOps
3 15 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (11.58%) Project Management
5 10 (10.53%) UML
6 9 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.47%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 8 (8.42%) IT Strategy
7 8 (8.42%) ITIL
7 8 (8.42%) Migration
7 8 (8.42%) Programme Management
8 7 (7.37%) Server Virtualisation
8 7 (7.37%) SOA
9 6 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (6.32%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (6.32%) Matrix Organization
10 5 (5.26%) Network Architecture
10 5 (5.26%) Release Management
10 5 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 5 (5.26%) SQL
2 4 (4.21%) Bash Shell
2 4 (4.21%) Python
3 1 (1.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (28.42%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.63%) Degree
3 12 (12.63%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.16%) MCSE
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.05%) CCDP
7 1 (1.05%) CCIE
7 1 (1.05%) CCNA
7 1 (1.05%) CCNP
7 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.05%) MCITP
7 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.05%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.26%) PA-DSS
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (25.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (23.16%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.37%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.16%) Docker
5 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (8.42%) Ansible
2 7 (7.37%) Puppet
3 6 (6.32%) SCCM
4 4 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.21%) Terraform
5 3 (3.16%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.11%) SCOM
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
2 30 (31.58%) VMware
3 17 (17.89%) Cisco
3 17 (17.89%) Citrix
4 15 (15.79%) Red Hat
5 11 (11.58%) NetApp
6 9 (9.47%) SAP
7 6 (6.32%) HP
8 5 (5.26%) Blue Coat
8 5 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.26%) F5
8 5 (5.26%) Gemalto
8 5 (5.26%) Kaspersky
8 5 (5.26%) Splunk
8 5 (5.26%) Tripwire
9 4 (4.21%) IBM
9 4 (4.21%) Oracle
10 2 (2.11%) EMC
10 2 (2.11%) JD Edwards
11 1 (1.05%) StorageTek
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